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  • MEPs ask EU Commission to monitor investigations into car emission test fraud

    Emissions testing fraud should be investigated thoroughly and those responsible should face appropriate sanctions, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. They say that the EU emissions testing system should be strengthened to ensure that EU emission limits are respected and that vehicles exceeding these limits are discovered quickly. They also recommend considering whether to establish an ...


    By European Commission

  • Parliament decides not to veto car emissions test update

    A move to veto a plan to temporarily raise NOx emission limits for diesel cars was rejected by MEPs on Wednesday, after the EU Commission promised a review clause and tabled a long-term legislative proposal to revamp the EU car approval regime. This followed ...


    By European Parliament

  • CO2 emissions from new cars see biggest fall in 2009

    Average CO2 emissions from new cars sold in the EU dropped by 5% last year, the biggest annual fall ever recorded, a report published today by the European Commission shows. The Commission also adopted detailed rules to harmonise the monitoring of CO2 emissions from cars across the EU. Commissioner Hedegaard will report on these developments in this afternoon's meeting of the High-Level Group ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Car and van makers continue to meet CO2 emission targets ahead of schedule

    A new EEA report, 'Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013' presents final data for both vehicle types, updating preliminary data published earlier this year. The average passenger ...

  • EC proposes to reduce average CO2 emissions of new cars to 120g/km

    The European Commission proposed legislation on 19 December to reduce the average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars to 120 grams per kilometre by 2012. The proposed legislation is the cornerstone of the EU's strategy to improve the fuel economy of cars, which account for about 12% of the European Union's carbon emissions. The proposal further underlines the EU's leadership and determination to ...

  • Real-time car exhaust monitoring with IONICON PTR-MS

    IONICON PTR-MS is known for being an analytical technique to quantify hydrocarbons and VOCs with high sensitivity and in real-time. The capability to monitor emissions in real-time is particularly useful for recording the fast changing conditions in the combustion process and to assess the impact of control technologies. Especially the initial cold start phase in cars, which ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Euro-MPs urge dilution of car CO2 target

    The European parliament wants to weaken European commission proposals for legally binding cuts in carbon dioxide emissions from new cars, according to a resolution adopted in Strasbourg on Wednesday. In February the commission suggested carmakers should be made to reduce average emissions to 130g/km by 2012 (EED 07/02/07). MEPs now say that the target should be 125g/km, but that manufacturers ...

  • Consumers buying more efficient cars in Europe

    The average car sold in the EU in 2012 was 9 % more fuel-efficient than the average three years before, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Improved technology and an increase in the share of diesel cars are the main reasons behind the fall in average CO2 emissions. The latest edition of ...

  • Commission opts for binding 130g CO2 car target

    The European commission will propose legislation forcing carmakers to cut average carbon dioxide emissions from all new cars sold in the EU to 130 grams per kilometre by 2012, it revealed on Wednesday. ...

  • Designing Greener Cars Requires Sophisticated Testing

    The automotive industry’s race to develop a new generation of high Performance, low emissions power plants has lead to the emergence of high capability test beds that simultaneously monitor multiple parameters.The sector is pinning many of its hopes for the future on the development of electric/petrol and electric/diesel hybrid engines integrated with known performance enhancing technologies such ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • CO2 legislation must reflect car production cycles

    The European automobile industry urges the EU to shape the upcoming legislation on CO2 from cars realistically and constructively around the industry’s manufacturing cycles. “The industry will be short of lead-time ahead of the new legislation and the European Commission has, therefore, principally introduced a phase-in period between 2012 and 2015. This is an important element in the CO2 ...

  • ET and Leeds Uni team up for enhanced vehicle emissions monitoring

    Air quality monitoring specialist Enviro Technology and the University of Leeds’ Institute of Transport Studies are collaborating to provide bespoke vehicle emissions monitoring for local authorities. The service spotlights fleet characterisation and provides emissions profile information on a per vehicle basis. Benefits include the ability to identify the abundance and significance of ...

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Indian capital to curb cars again to control air pollution

    The New Delhi government will restrict cars on the streets for another two weeks to fight the extreme air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city. Private cars will be allowed on the streets on alternate days from April 15-30 based on even or odd license plate numbers, Arvind Kejriwal, the city's top elected ...


    By Associated Press

  • EC approves Spanish temporary scheme to support production of green cars

    The European Commission has authorised, under EC Treaty state aid rules, a Spanish scheme allowing interest rate subsidies for the production of environmentally-friendly ('green') cars. The scheme will make it easier for producers to invest in products with environmental benefits, the development of which otherwise might have been hampered by the economic crisis. The scheme meets the conditions ...


    By European Commission

  • First electrical car ferry in the world in operation in Norway now

    Siemens delivers electric propulsion system and charging stations with lithium-ion batteries charged from hydro power Ferry only uses 150 kilowatt hours (kWh) per route and reduces cost of fuel by 60 percent Milestone on the road to operating emission-free ferries The world’s first electrical car and passenger ferry powered by batteries has entered service in ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Office-related carbon emissions surge

    The office is becoming a major driver of climate change. Despite ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the workplace, the world's growing reliance on the Internet is leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The energy required to power all the world's computers, data storage, and communications networks is expected to double by 2020, according to a new McKinsey & Company ...

  • Commission Sets Out Strategy to Certify, Report, Monitor and Curb CO2 Emission from Trucks, Buses and Coaches

    Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy adopted by the European Commission today. Such heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are responsible for around a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU. Without action, HDV emissions in 2030-2050 are projected to remain close to current, ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Don`t weaken vans limits, says T&E after car industry `exaggeration`

    T&E says its latest figures monitoring the efforts of car makers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars show the industry exaggerated the difficulty of reducing emissions when the latest CO2 reduction target was agreed in 2008. Toyota has almost reached the target six years early, with other car makers not far behind. T&E says the figures are a warning to MEPs and ministers that ...

  • New cars sold in 2011 were 3.3 % more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010

    Europeans are buying cars that are more efficient. Average carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre continue to fall in Europe, according to preliminary figures released today. The 2011 data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) also show that car manufacturers are mostly on track to meeting European Union (EU) targets. There were 12.8 million new vehicles registered in the EU in 2011. ...

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